William II hammered silver penny. William reigned from 1087 - 1100. The only denomination of coin issued during his reign was the penny.
William II was the third son of William I. During his life he did not marry or have any children. He was killed during a hunting trip in which a stray arrow hit him, leading people to suspect he may have been murdered.
In the 18th century a stone was erected to show the place in which William died. The inscription on the stone reads:
Here stood the oak tree, on which an arrow shot by Sir Walter Tyrrell at a stag, glanced and struck King William the Second, surnamed Rufus, on the breast, of which he instantly died, on the second day of August, anno 1100.
King William the Second, surnamed Rufus, being slain, as before related, was laid in a cart, belonging to one Purkis[e] and drawn from hence, to Winchester, and buried in the Cathedral Church, of that city.
During the reign of William II and his father, William I, there were a total of 13 different types of pennies issued. There are five of these which are classed as William II coins, however the William I Paxs type penny may have been issued during William II's reign.
|Issuing Monarch||William II (1087-1100)|
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